The Great Gatsby is by far one of my favorite novels. So I jumped at the chance when a friend offered to take me to an advance screening. Secret stuff, you know.
I’m definitely no movie critic, but Gatsby was just awesome.
Carey Mulligan and Toby Maguire were interesting choices for Daisy and Nick, but played the parts perfectly. Leonardo DiCaprio was everything I have ever imagined Jay Gatsby to be.
My hat is off to Baz Luhrmann. He was an excellent choice to produce and direct Gatsby, and he did a magnificent job capturing the opulence of West Egg in the Roaring Twenties.
The Brooks Brothers suits and “so many beautiful shirts” were spot on.
It really was exactly how I pictured the book, and I can’t wait to see it again.